Bye NewHavenBaby! Hello AlmostVancouverKindergartener!

As NewHavenBaby has so quickly become AlmostVancouverKindergartener, I haven't renewed the subscription to the web hosting on the main site. Thanks so much everyone for reading and emailing and supporting NewHavenBaby.com these last few years!  


Newhavenbaby.com turns three.

Especially since this upcoming month also marks newhavenbaby.com's third anniversary.  I'm not blogging much anymore: my time is now spent with certain a newhavenpreschooler and a bunch of universityofnewhavenyoungadults, but the calendar and playgroups are updated, and I love to post events and ideas on the blog if you send them my way.

More news:
The talk forum will soon be replaced by a Yahoo group. Original newhavenbaby fans might remember it. The current talk forum is being besieged by spam, which makes me nervous, so I will be transferring the infomation back over. I'll post more information (and a link) as I have it.

And who is Kack?
Well....newhavenbaby himself, although not named Kack by his loving parents, has decided that he prefers and, quite strongly, insists on being introduced as Kack. Guess who gets to be called Mrs. Mallard?


Looking for newhavenbaby.com

So the web site...
apparently el cheapo domain registrar, registerfly.com, I use is in hiding, and newhavenbaby.com is in limbo somewhere while everything is sorted out.
You can read about it here: www.registerflies.com.



Happy Halloween

...from a friendly newhavenbluemoose! 

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An autumn family concert in Hamden

HAMDEN. Family Concert - Cajun and Zydeco musician and story teller

"Papillion".  All ages $5, Friday, October 13, 7:00 p.m. Miller Library, 2901

Dixwell Ave. Hamden, CT  203-764-9416.

(:   Thanks Anne for the email.



More summer music...

I forgot about the free family concerts in Hamden...

here's the scoop:
Hamden Parks and Recreation  Family Summer Concert Series at Larry’s Playground / Bassett Field (corner of Waite Street and Ridge Road)
Recording for inclement weather: 287-2588.

Wednesday, July 26th
Chris Rowlands

Wednesday, August 2nd
Carrie Johnson Davis

Wednesday, August 9th
Blue Trail

Wednesday, August 16th
Wayne from Maine with Jimmy James the Koonga Boonga Man

Wednesday, August 23rd
The Sunshine Road Show

For more information about the performers, click on the Events link from here.


Yale Summer Carillon Concerts

Looking for a nice, casual, easy Friday night activity sitting outside with a baby and a bottle of wine? Want to be home by bedtime? Look no further.

Summer Concert Series 2006
The Yale University Guild of Carillonneurs is excited to annouce that the Summer Concert Series is back!
July 21 Marcel Siebers - Cuijk, The Netherlands
July 28 Yesol Huh & Christina Jacovides - Summer Carillonneurs, Yale Guild of Carillonneurs
August 4 Ellen Espenschied Dickinson - Stamford, CT
August 11 Janet Tebbel - First United Methodist Church of Germantown, PA
August 18 Trevor Workman - Bournville, England


New links to local bloggers

I just added some new links to the right to local newhavenmamabloggers.

La Vie en Rose is written by a newhavenmama who is now living in France. Her writing is fun and interesting, and illustrated with beautiful portraits---and I'm always checking in to read more.

The newhavenmama who writes Maternal Digressions is collecting " anecdotes and stories of the kind of uninhibited behavior displayed by others towards pregnant women and mothers." I too was a, um,  little, abashed by how public my belly became while newhavenbaby 
had taken up residence there.  It sounds like a great project.


Lazy days

Summer is here and we are definitely in summer slacking mode.  

I keep thinking we'll blog more of adventures, but then blogging time turns to ice cream time or 
playdate time or gardening time or just generally enjoying a newhavensummer time. 
So, dear newhavenreader, if you could, please sign up in our TALK forums and spread the news of any special events that are on your agenda especially keen to other newhavenbabies.  We appreciate the help. I'd hate for anyone to miss out on something funtastic because we are being so lacksidasical in our summer bliss.

The calendar is current as far as playdates and story hours, but call ahead if it's your first time to make sure the meeting place hasn't changed for the summer months.   

And, of course,  check the blog archives for our reviews of last summer's events.

And, now to plan your fireworks picnic somewhere near new haven this weekend,  head no further than this list at WTNH.


Happy Summer

We've been on vacation, but as soon as we settle back in, we'll be back to posting some updates.
Hope everyone is having a happy and sunny summer.



Talk about a good cause...

Do you know about the New Haven Diaper Bank yet? Because if you don't, you should.

This organization distributes about 30,000 diapers a month to newhavenbabies who need them. By purchasing diapers by the truckload, they substantially reduce the cost and are able to provide more diapers per dollar.

What can you do? Click here for donation or diaper drive information...or better yet, consider volunteering on one of the planning commitees for the Walkathon this October. Are brochures, press releases, and poster design right up you alley? Might I suggest the marketing committee?

For more information, contact Joanne by emailing information@newhavendiaperbank.org

Happy Mama's Day!

Happy Mama's Day
to all you
out there!

And special Mother's day wishes to a couple of newhavenbabygrandmas in Texas! (: Wish we could be there to give you a hug.


Peabody Plant Sale

So I think we will be at a birthday party...if the guest of honor accepts my very 
late RSVP...but if you are not at the ArtWalk in Westville this weekend, how about this?
5th Annual Butterfly & Bird Plant Sale
Saturday, May 13 at the Peabody Museum

New This Year - Gardening Seminars11 a.m. & Noon (details below)

Visit this popular Peabody event--outside under the big tent--for
great buys on plants and shrubs that will attract wildlife,
butterflies and birds to your garden. Experts will be on hand to
answer questions and explain how to create special wildlife havens.
They will also lead two seminars on enhancing wildlife habitat and
attracting butterflies to your yard.

Native as well as nonnative and non-invasive perennials, annuals and
shrubs that provide nectar for adult butterflies, food for butterfly
larvae, and seeds and berries for birds. All proceeds support
educational programs.

For the Kids: A fun planting activity will keep the children happily
occupied while parents shop.

For more information on Peabody events and exhibits, visit
www.peabody.yale.edu or call the infotape at (203) 432-5050.


On our agenda...

Admittedly, we haven't been doing much lately besides playing in the flower garden, and hanging out at the park and catching up with everyone we haven't seen all winter.

But, I had to update with our May weekend plans. After a very boring April, I'm feeling a little overwhelmed:

Bethesda Tag Sale and children's fair May 20th
Art Walk in Westville May 13th
Open Farm Day at Common Ground Farm May 6th
Leila Day Spring Fair May 20th
New Haven farmers market begins May 20th in Wooster Square

I know that there was a Children's preschool sale about this time last year...

What else is on your agenda?


Fuel-ed Up

Lately, we've fallen into a nice rhythm of familiar places, but all the tables at our #1 coffee spot were full this morning, we thought it might be nice to try something new.

Into the car and to Wooster Square we went for coffee at Fuel. We opened the door to find a couchful of baby-to-be knitters, so this may turn into a baby hangout yet. (: We'll have to sneak some Dr. Suess on to the reading shelf next to e.e. cummings next time we stop by.
Our Cafe Au Lait (not on the menu, but happily accomodated) was delicious, and newhavenbaby and I shared a chewy, perfectly-toasted Everything bagel with fluffy cream cheese. Just what we wanted. The barrista flirted with newhavenbaby, and he insisted(!) on presenting her with a green construction paper St. Patrick's day heart in appreciation.

The scoop:
Easy street parking. Even easier stroller access after a walk through Wooster square across the street. There is space between tables, and there was lots of room to manuever and stash a stroller. I didn't see a highchair. Unisex bathroom is up about 5 stairs, and no changing table.

FUEL is located at 516 Chapel St., New Haven, CT. Phone is (203)772-0263. Current hours are early morning to 2:30pm.